On Thursday Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh dodged Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) questions on whether or not he respects President Donald Trump.
During the confirmation hearing, Booker asked if he respected Trump, and if selected if he would recuse himself from any cases involving Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
“Do you have the greatest respect for Donald Trump?” Booker asked.
“You don’t hear sitting judges commenting on political [matters]” Kavanaugh said.
“I’m asking what you said about President Bush the last time you were before the United States Senate. Do you have the greatest respect for Donald Trump?” Booker asked again.
Kavanaugh did not provide a yes or no response, and Booker interrupted him.
“I want to tell you what I’m building toward this. Because there’s an issue of this president who’s asking for loyalty tests from the people he’s putting forward for offices,” Booker said.
“He’s continuing to bash the Attorney General of the United States of America and saying that if he knew he was going to recuse himself, that he wouldn’t have put him forward,” he said.
Booker added, “You’ve seen this president demanding loyalty and expecting loyalty. President Trump not only said that about Jeff Sessions, but you know he said that about other folks. So you’re not willing to comment on the character of this president?”
Watch the video below via CNN.
Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro pushes political incorrectness to the limit
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro regularly offends opponents with political incorrectness and far-right diatribes, but he is taking heavier fire than usual for suggesting a respected journalist tried to get dirt on him with offers of sex.
The man dubbed the "Tropical Trump" has racked up a long list of controversial remarks over the years: he has praised the use of torture by Brazil's former military dictatorship; he once told a lawmaker he opposed she "wasn't worth raping"; he has said he would rather see his sons die than come out as gay.
But this week's firestorm has been big, even by his standards.
‘Bulletproof from a pardon’: Fox News analyst says judge in Stone case just made things tough for Trump
In the wake of Roger Stone's sentencing of 3.5 years in prison this Thursday, Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano posited that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson's choice to go along with Attorney General Bill Barr's sentencing recommendation could have been an effort to pardon-proof the sentence from President Trump.
"[Jackson's] trying to make this bulletproof from a pardon," Napolitano said. "Because she went along exactly with what [Barr] requested."
Adam Schiff sends signal that a Roger Stone pardon would be another impeachable offense
Rep. Adam Schiff suggested that a presidential pardon for Roger Stone would be an impeachable offense.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced the longtime Republican operative to 40 months in prison, saying Stone had lied to Congress and threatened a witness to cover up possible wrongdoing by President Donald Trump -- and Schiff sent a warning against a pardon.
"Roger Stone was found guilty of lying to Congress and threatening a witness," Schiff tweeted.
Schiff, who led the impeachment inquiry and trial, agreed with Jackson -- whose language echoed the lawmaker's "corrupt scheme and cover-up" indictment during the Senate trial.